script
Featured header image of

The Drury Leadership Collaborative, formerly the Center for Nonprofit Leadership, advances the vision of the College of Graduate Studies in developing responsible leaders who aspire to thrive within their professions and service activities. The Leadership Collaborative is home to graduate-level academic programs, events, and initiatives that support leadership development through the integration of theoretical and practical knowledge.

Contact Us

Dr. Lori Slater

Director, Drury Leadership Collaborative

Office: (417) 873-7267

lslater002@drury.edu

Drury Leadership Collaborative

leadershipcollaborative@drury.edu

2020 NP Conf

The Drury Nonprofit Leadership Virtual Conference brings together industry leaders for one of the largest continuing education and networking opportunities of nonprofit professionals in the state.

Drury is committed to offering the same quality conference as past years, but in a virtual format. We are excited to bring timely topics of learning and networking in a way that will meet the needs of organizations in a safe and healthy way.  

Registration Now Open!

The impact of COVID-19 on our communities, particularly nonprofit organizations, has been staggering. We have designed this conference to provide focused support to the following audiences:

  • Track 1: 
    Nonprofit leaders who seek innovative solutions to operational challenges.
  • Track 2: 
    Board members and directors who aspire to deepen their understanding of governance as well as their roles and responsibilities.
  • Track 3: 
    Development and fundraising leaders who must re-think their approach to financial growth and sustainability.

Conference Schedule and Speakers


Save your spot and enjoy the following conference benefits:

  • Access to downloadable tools and resources that can help your organization chart a new course.
  • Interactive sessions (polls and Q/A) with session speakers from across the U.S.
  • Access to video recordings of all conference sessions following the event.
  • A post-conference action plan to propel your organization forward.

A half-day of professional learning from content experts on some of the most pressing topics nonprofit entities are facing, combined with practical tips to implement immediately in your organization.

Register before Sept. 25 for the Early Bird rate of $50.

After Sept. 25, Regular Registration is $60.

Save Your Spot - Register Now

Dr. Lori Slater

The Drury Leadership Collaborative is led by Dr. Lori Slater. Dr. Slater has been with Drury University as a full-time faculty member in the School of Education and Child Development since 2017. Prior to entering the field of education, she spent many years in San Diego in the hospitality field, and several years in Nevada in the mortgage industry. Her time in education has included teaching in a high school classroom, providing mentorship at a school district level, working for a state department of education, providing professional learning to teachers and administrators, and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses.

“The Leadership Collaborative is focused on meeting the unique needs of professional’s who are wanting that next step or a path to their next point in life. Employment demands have changed and it is exciting to be able to have options through graduate level certificates or masters degrees to foster the next leaders.” Lori Slater

Contact Us

Dr. Lori Slater

Director, Drury Leadership Collaborative

Office: (417) 873-7267

lslater002@drury.edu

Drury Leadership Collaborative

leadershipcollaborative@drury.edu